HSD Research Support Team


The HSD Research Support Team—the only faculty-based research support service of its kind at UVic—will tell you that every funded study involves a complex series of steps to manage the process, from application to fund administration to reporting back to funding agencies. Given the community-based focus of much of HSD’s research, many initiatives involve more than one researcher, faculty, school, research centre, or community partner.

Nancy Clark receiving an HSD research award.
Nancy Clark receiving an HSD research award at our last Research Day, May 2022.

HSD Shared Research Office Space opens January

The HSD Shared Research Office Space (Rm B205) is designed to support HSD researchers (e.g., grant-funded research staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students) who need work-space on campus. Located on the second floor of the HSD building, this office space has 15 workstations each with a privacy screen. The workstations are available on a daily first-come, first-serve basis, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, starting Jan. 8.

Download the guidelines.

The Buffalo Treaty: an HSD Engage community event 

Watch the video of Leroy Little Bear speaking on The Buffalo Treaty.

Do you have questions about how to design a Research Poster? Read our tips

Did you miss a training workshop? Check out our Graduate Student Corner.

Visit our HSD Research Circle page and watch interviews with HSD researchers.

Read the HSD Strategic Research Plan.

We help HSD researchers at all career levels by providing:

  1. Peer review and research mentorship
  2. Information sessions
  3. Workshops and seminars
  4. New faculty and post-doctoral orientation sessions

Some of the supports we provide to busy researchers include:

  1. Supporting research excellence and accountability through pre- and post-grant services. These services include assisting with grant applications, completing budgets, updating online CCVs, processing paperwork for hiring Research Assistants, submitting expense claims, and helping with other grant management paperwork. 
  2. Building research capacity by mentoring and supporting faculty members.
  3. Building a culture of research excellence across all schools.
  4. Establishing strong academic leadership.

Contact us to find out more about how we can support HSD faculty in research excellence.


HSD'S Research Support Team (RST) is hiring a Research Finance Assistant to help the faculty create a strong research-intensive environment. The RST is the first point of contact for research services for HSD researchers, as well as to external and internal university partners. The Research Finance Assistant will provide support in the coordination and delivery of research-oriented administrative and financial processes for HSD. Posting closes Jan. 7.

To find out more, read the job posting.


Indigenous Graduate Education in Nursing (I-GEN): The BC Indigenous Health Research Program is looking for a research oriented and systems implementing individual for a CIHR-funded research study. This position will report directly to the BC Research Chair and work closely with the students, staff, partners and members of the collaborative team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and overall success of the research activities.

This research project is a complex collaboration between Indigenous communities, Schools of
Nursing working across five BC post-secondary institutions. This is a grant-funded position based out of the University of Victoria, with opportunity for remote working arrangements. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $59 400-$62,000. 

To find out more, download our job posting.


Contact Us

Nathan Lachowsky, Associate Dean Research 

Kathy Jang, Assistant to the Associate Dean

Paul Meier, Research Support Team Lead
HSDRSTLead@uvic.ca | 250-721-7048

Jasmine Desjardins, Faculty Grant Officer
HSDFGO@uvic.ca | 250-721-6468

Administrative Assistant (Jean Dickson on leave)
HSDRSTAdmin@uvic.ca | 250-721-7049

HSD Research Support Team
Human & Social Development Bldg. - Room B241
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2